Unicoi Turnpike Trail
Exploring an Ancient Path
We invite you to travel through layers of history as you trace the Unicoi Turnpike Trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. Historic sites and museums along the way will illustrate the role this important transportation route played in our nation’s history. A two and one half mile section of the original roadbed at Coker Creek is open for hiking.
1. Fort Loudoun; 2. Tellico Blockhouse; 3. Sequoyah Birthplace Museum; 4. Chato and Tanasi Memorials; 5. Tellico Plains; 6. Charles Hall Museum; 7. Coker Creek; 8. Unicoi Gap; 9. Joe Brown Highway; 10. Murphy; 11. Cherokee County Historical Museum; 12. Belltown (Cane Creek) Massacre; 13. Trail of Tears; 14. Hiking Trail.
Erected by John D. Grubb and Louise G. Summer Fund for Monroe County, Tennessee Overhill
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 35.748′ N, 84° 12.384′ W. Marker is in Vonore, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is on Fort Loudon Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. Marker is in this post office area: Vonore TN 37885, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area (here, next to this marker); Fort Loudoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Loudon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tellico Blockhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Loudon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience-From Furs to Factories (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vonore.
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